Benchmark Intraday Exchange Rates

Daily Exchange Rates

Date

Description

Purchase

Sale

Average

28/02/2024 Benchmark Exchange Rate         63,27    64,53 63,90
27/02/2024 Effective exchange rate of commercial banks for customers       63,33  64,52 63,93
27/02/2024 Effective exchange rate of foreign exchange bureaus for customers        65,72    67,44    66,58

 

Banco de Moçambique's Intervention Policy in the Foreign Exchange Market

Framework

The Banco de Moçambique (BM) intervenes in the foreign exchange by buying or selling US dollars (USD), in exchange for the domestic currency - the Metical - in the Interbank Foreign Exchange Market.

This intervention is approved by the BM's Board and is compliant with the monetary policy framework, which aims at preserving the domestic currency's value, under the floating exchange rate regime.

Under floating exchange rate regime, banks set the exchange rates to be in effect at given times driven by the market's conditions, where present and prospective foreign currency supply and demand play a key role.

Objectives

The BM's intervention in the foreign exchange market sets out to:

  1. Address disorderly market conditions, resulting from notable imbalances between foreign currency demand and supply in the market that significantly impact exchange rate volatility;
  2. Accumulate and maintain an adequate stock of international reserves in order to ensure compliance with the country's international commitments and preserve the confidence in the domestic currency.

Communications

The BM may give prior notification of the intervention's dates and amounts, in order to address market instability, as well as accumulate and maintain an adequate stock of international reserves.

In addition, the BM makes known the results of the interventions in the Interbank Foreign Exchange Market.

Interventions of Banco de Moçambique in the Interbank Foreign Exchange Market

Date of contracting Currency Transaction type  Amount AWR
28/02/2024 - - - -

 

Interbank Transactions

 

Date of contracting Currency

Amount

Weighted Average Exchange Rate

in USD 

28/02/2024

- - - -

Commercial bank transactions with the public (converted to USD)

Date of transactions Purchase Sale Turnover
27/02/2024 28.164.755,66 21.391.835,84 49.556.591,50